Notary Services

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A Notary Public is a legally qualified professional who deals with the authentication of documents or attestation of signatures to documents which are usually to be used in overseas jurisdictions.

Ann-Marie Aston Notary Public is based at our Solihull Office but can take appointments outside the office or at our City Centre office, by prior arrangement.

Notary Services for individuals may include (but not exclusively) dealing with the below documents for overseas jurisdictions.


We can help you:-

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Documents confirming existence of a UK or overseas company
  • Board minutes/resolutions
  • Official Certificates eg birth, death, marriage
  • Educational/Professional qualification certificates
  • Passports/other identification documents
  • Attesting a signature to a document
  • Acknowledgement of signatures for documents for the USA
  • Affidavits, Statutory Declarations, Oaths, Deeds
  • Taking a deposition for an overseas litigation matter
  • Arranging an apostille/legalisation

When appearing before our Notary Public you will be required to bring at least two items of identification to prove your identity and your residential address. The particular document requiring authentication may also provide that further identification documents will need to be produced. If you are unsure what you need, please contact us for further advice.

As a notarial service is often a bespoke one, the cost for the service depends on the number and complexity of the document(s) requiring to be notarised. Prices generally begin at around £120 plus VAT. More complex matters will be quoted for on contacting us. Appointments outside the office will incur an additional fee to cover travel time and costs, depending on distance. Again, please contact us for further information.

Apostille & LegalisationYou may have been advised that your document also needs to be “apostilled” or “legalised”. This means that the notarial act needs to be authenticated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and depending on the country the document is for, legalised by that country’s embassy. The standard fee for the apostille is £30; the premium service is £75. These are payable to the FCO. Legalisation fees would be quoted for as required depending on the jurisdiction the document is for. Postage/courier/agency fees would be an additional cost. Again, if you are unsure, please contact us.

If you require a notarial service, please contact Ann-Marie Aston or Caroline Smith on 0121 733 8000 or email aaston@wilkes.co.uk or caroline.smith@wilkes.co.uk.


Contacts:

Ann-Marie Aston

E-mail: AAston@wilkes.co.uk
Phone: +44 121 733 8000
Fax: +44 121 233 454

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